Kiva Lending Team: Kiva U Schools
(Note: this team was formerly called "Kiva High School")
Kiva U Schools is an international network of students and their
respective chapters, unified by a belief that poverty can be alleviated and that
microfinance is an effective tool to achieve this end. Students organize chapters to join with like-minded students in their community and
around the country to raise money to battle poverty, not with sympathy, but with business transactions rooted in mutual dignity. Kiva U is guided by
these goals, which we affirm to be our mission:
• To inspire awareness of global issues, especially poverty and hunger;
• To bring together and subsequently organize students interested in fighting
• To encourage interest in microfinance as a tool to combat poverty;
• To raise money to invest in worthy entrepreneurs in developing states,
countering the predatory loaning practices so prevalent among the world's poorest regions;
• To develop in its members a sense of global responsibility;
• To enable others to become more aware of global issues such as poverty
and help them realize the power of microfinance;
• To establish a network of high school chapters around the country in which
this organization will be a central resource;
• To allow high school students to play a direct role in alleviating global
poverty through loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world.
Location: High Schools Across the United States
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Tra received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to build the latrine to improve the health of her family.
Nomanini received a loan from Stuttgart High School Kiva Chapter to train & equip 200 rural merchants in Mozambique with an innovative "business-in-a-box" device.$33,550 to goLend Now
Suriya received a loan from Dalton to buy embroidery material, like beads, thread and glue, to complete orders timely and increase her earnings.
Gronn received a loan from Dalton to purchase machinery for upcycling glass bottles and gain production efficiencies.
Yuranis Bianeth received a loan from Dalton to buy a large oven, a table, utensils and to provide capital for her business making arequipe (caramelized milk and sugar).
Maria Del Rocio received a loan from Dalton to buy scrap metal, cardboard, plastic bottles, aluminum, iron.
Zee Pin Kone-2 (B) Village Group received a loan from Dalton to buy seeds and fertilizer and pay for plowing expenses and labor costs.
Blanca received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to purchase a solar system to increase her sales and improve her family's economy.
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